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It all got a bit too much for one nine-year old, who had to run off to vomit after devouring 'delicacies'' such as crickets, ants and pigeon burgers.

Paris matchless: prince versus pirate

A place in history beckons the two finest players in the world today in an unmissable meeting

Guimaraes scents opening day upset for uneasy hosts

Take a bus trip through Costa Rica and it will quickly become clear that every village, no matter how small, has a church, a school and a football pitch. Which is why Alexandre Guimaraes, the Ticos' coach, responded to a draw that pitted his team against the hosts in tonight's opening game of the World Cup with the words: "It is an honour."

The Investment Column: Avoid Rentokil as turnaround will take time to have effect

Post-Adderall future looks bright for Shire Pharma; Canny Carphone stays in the loop

The Investment Column: Rentokil could still be poisonous

Avis Europe faces tough journey back into profit - Hold Capita to enjoy the hated congestion charge

Outlook: Rentokil Initial

IT IS hard to know whether Doug Flynn is a good, bad or indifferent appointment as Rentokil Initial's new chief executive. Brian McGowan, the chairman, has all too obviously been struggling to fill the post - it is now six months since he sacked Mr Flynn's predecessor, James Wilde - but it would be unfair and wrong to regard Mr Flynn as a desperate, scraping the bottom of the barrel type of appointment.

Doug Flynn to get pounds 2.4m for taking `last big challenge' at Rentokil helm

RENTOKIL INITIAL is to pay Doug Flynn pounds 2.4m to become its chief executive as compensation for forfeiting shares at Aegis, the media buying and market research group that he is leaving.

SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: Dresdner calls time on Rentokil break- up talk

IF WEDNESDAY was a day for takeover stories then yesterday was a day when many punters lost confidence in the rumours. The worst hit was Rentokil Initial, which finished down 4p at 153.75p, as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein dismissed suggestions that the company is vulnerable to a private equity break-up bid.

Market Report: Dresdner calls time on Rentokil break-up talk

If Wednesday was a day for takeover stories then yesterday was a day when many punters lost confidence in the rumours. The worst hit was Rentokil Initial, which finished down 4p at 153.75p, as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein dismissed suggestions that the company is vulnerable to a private equity break-up bid.

SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: Traders scramble for Egg amid renewed bid talk

CITY PUNTERS were busy piling into Egg shares from the start of trading yesterday, convinced that Prudential, the internet bank's biggest shareholder, is finally going to sell the group. Egg, where Prudential has a 79 per cent stake, saw its shares close 8.75p higher to 116p in heavy trading.

Rentokil at four-month low after profits warning

Rentokil warned yesterday that its profits would fall next year, sending shares in the rat-catching to security firm down by more than 5 per cent to a four-month low.

The Investment Column: Future's looking bright for Serco

Costain attempts to control risks - Let Ocean Power wash by for now

McGowan's Rentokil rescue plan fails to impress

Conglomerate's shares fall as break-up is ruled out by acting chief executive
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee